GroYourBiz is made possible by our Founding and Leading “Partner in Development”—BMO Bank of Montreal, BMO Harris Bank, and other strategic organizations such as Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, LLP, and TELUS who believe small businesses are the job and wealth creators of our economy and the way of the future. They are committed to helping small businesses continue to grow and successfully expand their operations.
Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $692 billion as of July 31, 2016 and over 46,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets. BMO helps their customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Their financial service professionals provide access to any services their customers require across the entire enterprise.
GroYourBiz is pleased to announce the new strategic alliance with TELUS—a global telecommunications leader.TELUS offers businesses of all sizes solutions to meet their unique communications needs. They provide a wide range of services – from IP, data, voice, and video through to information management, security and industry-specific solutions – to more than 300,000 business customers in Canada. Their strategy is to unleash communications innovation for Canadian businesses, keeping them connected, informed and secure whether they are in the office, at home, or on the move.Through TELUS, Canadian businesses have limitless opportunities for competitive advantage. The TELUS philosophy is to combine creativity with technology expertise and a deep knowledge of industry-specific business challenges. This philosophy is called TELUS Innovation. Their dedication to competitive success and innovation has resulted in numerous awards recognizing TELUS for their marketing excellence, exceptional store design, and designation as one of Canada’s most valuable Brands.
GroYourBiz™ has teamed up with The Organization of Women In International Trade to help women entrepreneurs develop professionally and expand their business globally. Each of our organizations has become involved as alliances because each is already dedicated, individually and as a collaborative group, to the growth and success of women entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals. We have a different but related focus on how we support business women – OWIT (head quartered in Washington, DC, USA) is a non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities. It is comprised of 30+ local chapters across Central, North and South America, Western Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as providing Virtual Chapters for professionals involved in international trade without a local chapter where they reside or work.
WBE Canada is a Canadian non-profit organization that is opening doors to new supply chains. Led by corporate members, it certifies firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and connects them with the growing global demand from corporations and the public sector for diverse and innovative suppliers. The organization partners with corporations, associations, governments, women entrepreneurs and their supporters, and is affiliated with a global certification network for women-owned enterprises. In addition to certification, WBE Canada delivers education, training, coaching and mentoring programs that are essential for Canadian women business enterprises to bid successfully on large contracts. This support contributes to significant growth for women’s businesses. The organization also facilitates the building of strong networks for women by connecting them both with procurement officers of top corporations and with other certified firms in order to enhance bidding capacity.
Enterprising Women with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, USA is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. Published in both print and digital editions, the online edition of the magazine reaches one million readers in 185 countries.
Award-winning company Red Letter films was founded by Sylvie Peltier. A GroYourBiz alumni herself, Sylvie spearheaded Red Letter Films’ alliance with GroYourBiz to offer a fellowship to support women entrepreneurs and business owners like you. Red Letter Films develops and produces dynamic and engaging content for enjoyment everywhere on any platform. With her partner Greg Nosaty, they have produced, written and directed over 120 hours of documentary programming for television. Their productions have been seen on Discovery, History, CBC, PBS, OWN as well as many international broadcasters. Red Letter Films’ Business division leverages its television expertise to help companies create the videos they need for their digital marketing in the most efficient way, whereas its Academy division teaches the same video-making secrets as seen on the world’s top TV networks so you can make powerful videos for your business.
WOWOB, headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ –is a social business network committed to letting the world know that there is a difference when a woman owns a business. WOWOB is an advocacy network committed to encouraging communities to support this difference by supporting a WOWOB, as well as lending visibility to a WOWOB business. WOWOB participants will have their business listed on the online WOWOB business directory.